This isn’t the first time The Doctor has used chess to play off against an enemy with Very Big consequences.
This thing with chess in the recent episode, how central it was to the defeat of the enemy and the stakes on the outcome reminded me of an adventure from the time of the Seventh Doctor called ‘The Curse of Fenric’.
One could maybe call it a habit even, and a pretty fantastic one at that.
Peter Davison being asked which companion he’d have liked his Doctor to be romantic with, given a choice. NYCC 2012 [x]
Credit to stellaeire
Nightmare in Silver x Tomb of The Cybermen
So, there’s been a reference to each Doctor’s era in chronological order since The Rings of Akhaten. If this holds true, there should be a mention of Six’s in Nightmare in Silver, and Seven’s in the finale…
In honor of the Cybermen returning to our screens this weekend in Nightmare in Silver, Big Finish is doing a Cybermen Special Offer! All 20 releases that feature the Cybermen are currently £5 each (CD or download) or £100 for the lot:
- Sword of Orion (Main Range; 8th Doctor and Charley) by Nicholas Briggs
- Spare Parts (Main Range; 5th Doctor and Nyssa) by Marc Platt
- The Harvest (Main Range; 7th Doctor, Ace, and Hex) by Dan Abnett
- The Reaping (Main Range; 6th Doctor and Peri) by Joseph Lidster
- The Gathering (Main Range; 5th Doctor and Tegan) by Joseph Lidster
- The Girl Who Never Was (Main Range; 8th Doctor and Charley) by Alan Barnes
- Kingdom of Silver / Keepsake (Main Range; 7th Doctor) by James Swallow
- Legend of the Cybermen (Main Range; 6th Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe) by Mike Maddox
- The Silver Turk (Main Range; 8th Doctor and Mary Shelley) by Marc Platt
- Human Resources (Part 1 and Part 2) (Eighth Doctor Adventures; 8th Doctor and Lucie) by Eddie Robson
- The Ultimate Adventure (Stage Plays; 6th Doctor, Crystal, and Jason) by Terrance Dicks
- Cyberman Series 1: Scorpius, Fear, Conversion, and Telos (four separate releases) by Nicholas Briggs
- Cyberman Series 2 (box set) by James Swallow
- The Blue Tooth (Companion Chronicles; told by Liz Shaw) by Nigel Fairs [NOTE: This release is available on CD only.]
- Real Time (Bonus Releases; 6th Doctor and Evelyn) by Gary Russell [NOTE: This release is available on CD only.]
- The Crystal of Cantus (Bernice Summerfield) by Joseph Lidster [NOTE: This release is available on CD only.]
Paul McGann and Sylvester McCoy at the “Lords of Time” conference in Auckland, NZ.
The ability to stream TV shows over the internet is nothing short of amazing. I occasionally just have to stop and look at the technology and go “wow” a bit. It’s so incredibly awesome that I pretty much take it for granted now.
The most popular ways to stream TV these days seem to be Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. Of the three, Netflix and Amazon Prime carry old school Doctor Who episodes. Yes, you can sit back in the comfort of your own home and watch TV shows so old they hadn’t even conceived of streaming technology at the time the shows were made.
If you’re someone who’s only seen new Who, but want to try the new, this is a great option for you. But where to start? Well, here’s a helpful list for you. These are the best stories (one for each Doctor), to stream on either Netflix, Amazon Prime, or both….
“Is that supposed to be Heathrow?”
The Crimson Horror, The Visitation
Speaking of “it’s nice to do something nice for someone” this is pretty cool:
When David Dovey came across a post on eBay proffering some 11,000 mint condition Doctor Who novelisations in a massive job lot, he immediately considered what his next best step would be.
So, while talking to a few friends on the internet, a plan was hatched. They would club together and buy the books, and then donate them, in batches of six or so, to schools.
In the end, the auction finished at just £656 (around $1015), and the friends made a website and invited schools to get in touch if they wanted some of the books.
Already some 300 schools have signed up, and 1,400 of the books have been sent out. Through various donations their original haul has increased to 14,000, and this is just the beginning. The consortium hope to encourage all Doctor Who fans to donate one book to their nearest school, whether it’s part of their collection or one that has been specially purchased.
Read the rest at Anglophenia
Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity
Need to know everything about the Sontarans? The BBC Doctor Who Blog has you covered:
Strax the Sontaran returns in The Crimson Horror and in his honour we’ve maximised coverage of all his race’s early encounters with the Doctor. That means you can enjoy a wealth of clips, galleries, fact files and more from stories including the Sontarans’ debut adventure back in 1973, their attempted invasion of Gallifrey and The Two Doctors.
Clips include the very first time we saw one of their faces, the Doctor defeating an entire invasion force with a risky bluff and the Time Lord gambling to save his home planet from a ruthless Sontaran plot. They also have galleries from every single episode, fascinating behind the scene shots and exclusive content from the making of.
This is the greatest thing in all of classic Doctor Who
I…. I can’t summarize it just in one sentence…
have a magnificent afternoon people.
seriously, Pat is like a hand puppet and jon pertwee is the ventriloquist xD
OMG IM CRYING